Pasco-Hernando State College Take Stock in Children program for Hernando County, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship program, named Hernando High School Junior Deborah Rivera its 2015 two-year college scholarship recipient. Students are selected based on academic performance, socioeconomic standing, such as certain income levels and receiving free or reduced lunch, and a desire to continue their education. Scholarship recipients receive a Florida pre-paid contract that provides tuition for 60 credit hours at a Florida college or university.
The 2015-16 academic year marks the second year that PHSC Take Stock in Children has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities to award student scholarships in Hernando County. This year’s scholarship recipient Rivera is well equipped to achieve a higher education with above-average reading and math competencies. Her future plans include helping children to overcome adversity.
The 2014 winner, Christien Coleman is currently a senior at Nature Coast Technical High School, and plans to serve in the U.S. Navy after college.
For more information about equity programs available at PHSC visit www.phsc.edu/services-students/equity-services. To learn more about other PHSC scholarship opportunities, call 727-816-3410 or visit www.phsc.edu/foundation.
Photo Caption (L-R): William J. Shustowski, Jr., Ph.D., Executive Director, PHSC Foundation; Scholarship Recipient Deborah Rivera; Robert Keene, pre-collegiate specialist, PHSC; Magdalena Elkhoury; Maria Hixon, Director of Development, PHSC Foundation.
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.